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El Camino Hospital and the City of Hope Hospital- Meeting the needs of the patients in Full HD

In  early 2007, Sony in collaboration with El Camino Hospital provided a system to enable real time Full HD communication between the twohospitals to conduct Tumor Boards. This short video details the experiences ofShyamali Singhal M.D. Ph.D., director of El Camino Hospital's Cancer center.

HD technology allows physicians to remotely share images at levels of precise detail, clarity and resolution not possible with standard definition, from individual blood vessels in a surgical video to the granular details of a pathology slide.

"This real-time collaboration can lead to faster decision-making,"said surgical oncologist Shyamali Singhal, director of El Camino Hospital's Cancer Center. "The high-definition visual communications technology allows us to share detailed CT scans and pathology slides with physicians in other institutions. The implications for physicians' collaborative education are enormous as we can now remotely share sharp, clear views."

The Sony HD visual communications system, model PCS-HG90, combined with the PCSA-CHG90 pan-tilt-zoom camera, can transfer HD-resolution video and stereo audio over an IP network for use during medical educational conferences and lectures. The system may also have potential future uses in a broader range of medical educational applications.